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Mill Street Bridge - out of bid, construction anticipated Summer 2017 to Spring 2018 with Road Closure.
Wellsville Avenue Road Bridge - Road Closure June - It is anticipate that the project will be completed by Winter 2017/2018(unless there is a winter shutdown and then it will be spring 2018). We are still working on administrative tasks to give our contractor, NJR Construction, notice to proceed.
Young's Field Riverwalk and Greenway - Reminder parking is available on Young's Field Road and Patriot's Way. Work is ongoing and will be substantially complete by June 16. Any road reconstruction is funded under our proposed budget and capital plan. This is dependent on funding.
Proposed Highway Road Improvements
Bridges Design and Reconstruction:
Gaylord Road Bridge - under design by WMC ~2019
Merryall Road Bridge - under design by WMC 2018 - estimated construction 2018
Mud Pond Road Bridge - under design by WMC ~2018
Boardman Road Bridge - joint repair 2017
Still River Drive Bridge - joint repair 2017
Upland Road Bridge - deck repair 2017 - application to Federal Local Bridge Program bridge replacement or rehabilitation. Estimated construction 2019/2020.
Various other locations for safety/emergencies and as funding permits.
Eversource has contracted Lewis Tree to manage vegetation around the power lines in New Milford. They usually spend up to a week in one location before moving to the next assignment.
Drainage - repair and replacement of storm drainage is ongoing
Gravel road drainage and grading - 27 miles on a 6-7 week cycle - weather and equipment permitting
Still River Drive Roundabout - estimated at summer 2017 start and completion by December 2017.
For 2017/2018, we are developing our budget proposal with the Mayor, Finance Director, Road Committee and other town departments and committees. Your support of infrastructure is critical to ensure your safety, transportation and stormwater quality needs are met within the Town's budget.
In 2016/2017 YTD, we have performed ~5 miles of crack seal, 17 miles of chip seal and 5.5 miles of mill and patch.
In 2015/2016, we performed preventative and proactive maintenance as a cost effective strategy to provide a safe and efficient road system. We have performed~15 miles of chip seal and performed mill and patch on ~8 miles of road to address the extremely distressed portions those roads. Crack seal is occurred on ~5-6 miles of road.
In 2014/2015, we will reconstruct 0.9 miles of road. Public input on the value of infrastructure projects is the only way to ensure funding is maintained or changed positively.
In 2014, your investment in New Milford roads has reconstructed 0.7 miles, has chip sealed 13.6 miles, performed a mill and fill of 6.3 miles and we crack sealed 1.5 miles.
In 2013, your investment in New Milford roads has reconstructed 3.4 miles of roads in 2013, chip sealed 9 miles of roads and crack sealed over 20 miles of roads.
The Highway Department is comprised of a superintendent, highway foreman, working highway foreman and 31 highway maintenance personnel including a vehicle maintenance supervisor and four vehicle maintenance personnel. The Public Works Department owns 24 dump trucks, five small trucks, two front loaders, two graders, two backhoes, five pick up trucks, a van, an excavator, a paver, a 10 and 5 ton roller, a catch-basin cleaner, three sweepers, and various other tractors and small equipment. In addition we maintain more than 15 vehicles and pieces of equipment for other town departments and agencies.
The Highway Department is responsible for the maintenance, drainage and snow plowing for all 181.53 miles of paved roads and 26.71 miles of gravel roads throughout Town. Besides the obvious basics of paving and plowing the Highway department: cleans catch basins, sprays guide rails for weed control, repairs guide rails, sweeps, grades gravel roads, maintains drainage, plants trees, clears downed trees and branches, installs drainage, repairs and conducts preventative maintenance on Town vehicles, installs flags, beaver dam removal, installs and replaces signs, line stripes, patches potholes, fixes and installs curbing, responds to CSR’s [788 this year], rakes, seeds and hays new drainage installations, and mows roadsides, just to name a few daily jobs. In addition to the routine maintenance and snowplowing, the department responds to off hours emergencies. Most of these off hour emergencies are for fallen trees, black ice and vehicle accident clean ups.
For further questions, please contact us at (860)355-6040 or use the additional links.